Issue 7

Issue 7 / 2011

Featuring: Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba, Msc.D, Philip Effiong, Ph.D., and our Chapter Coordinator in Nigeria Lawrence Afere; an interview with the inspiring Derrick Ashong; and a poem by our Chapter Coordinator in Ghana Paa Kwesi Inkumsah. 

On Purpose

On Purpose

Rahel Kassahun, Ph.D.

In his best-selling book titled The Road Less Travelled, M. Scott Peck opens the first chapter with this very short and profoundly accurate statement, “Life is difficult.” I’m sure most, if not all of us, have uttered these words in various ways. Another common expression is, “Life is meaningless.” Particularly in times of hardship and loss, we tend to ask ourselves, or each other, "What is this all about anyway?"

Education For Liberation

Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba, Msc.D

Education is the foundation of any society. It is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another. The history of education reflects human history itself - the history of the knowledge, beliefs, skills and cultures of humanity. In the early stages of human history, education was transferred orally and through observation and imitation.

Religious Creeds and Dogmas in Nigeria

Religious Creeds and Dogmas in Nigeria

Ikechukwu Okechukwu

Religion plays a huge role in many societies around the world and this is especially true in Nigeria. The country is home to the largest number of Anglicans in the world, has the fourth largest population of Roman Catholics and the fifth largest population of Muslims.

Retelling Our Stories, Redefining Our Heroes

Retelling Our Stories, Redefining Our Heroes

Philip Effiong, Ph.D.

The ability to remain undeterred in our most passionate pursuits is a huge step towards success. This has been the basis for extraordinary transformations throughout history – the decision to reach inside without restraint and unearth one’s capacity to be an agent of change. Instances abound where human determination has surmounted seemingly impregnable forces. Africa and its Diaspora are replete with such stories, many of which are yet to be told.

Our Children, Our Families, Our Future

Our Children, Our Families, Our Future

Noeline Kirabo Mulongo

Though I firmly believe that anything can be achieved with the right mindset and determination, I have not always been sure of what to do with this philosophy. Even when I began to develop certain interests, it took a while before I could mold these interests into practical action. But, gradually, things began to fall into place. I discovered that when I worked with creative people from diverse cultures, I found peace and fulfillment.

We Have the Power

We Have the Power

Lawrence Afere

I want Africa to discover her destiny. I want her to be a place that people will love to visit, a place of peace and prosperity for all. Many visions and prophecies have been told about Africa being the next world power. Africa is about to experience a dramatic change that will inspire the whole world. Young people and highly inspired people like us will make this vision a reality. But we must understand that 'every change begins with a vision and a bold decision to take dogged action.'

A Voice of the New Generation

A Voice of the New Generation

Rahel Kassahun, Ph.D.

If I have to describe Derrick Ashong in one word, it would be inspiring. He is intelligent, passionate, and driven to make a positive difference. Derrick was born in Accra, Ghana and currently lives in the United States. This Renaissance man is the leader of a band called Soulfege. He and the band recently completed the production of a new album, Afropolitan, due to be released this summer. He is also a radio host on SIRIUS XM's Oprah Radio (satellite radio) and is working on a new television show that will air on Al Jazeera, titled "The Stream." Through his music and everything else he does, Derrick encourages us to be creative and express ourselves boldly.

LET ME

Paa Kwesi Inkumsah

Latest Comments

Ajayi Olutayo

Ajayi Olutayo

11. October, 2012 |

People like you are needed on this continent to take us to where we should be. Keep it up man!

Marcus Edibogi Akor

Marcus Edibogi Akor

11. October, 2012 |

Thanks for this powerful article. I am very glad I read it. Keep up your great work and remain Blessed Law!

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